Water and Rope (SRTA W&R)

The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced - Water and Rope course is for existing Rescue 3 Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technicians (SRT) looking at advanced rescue situations both in and over water including search management in a swiftwater and flood environment. Current Rescue 3 Technicians wanting an advanced rescue capability in water can do the Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician - Advanced - Water (SRTA W). Those wanting to add rope rescue including steep and vertical banks and over water technical rescue capability can do the SRTA-W&R.

Technicians who are working towards their SRT/WRT Instructor qualification will need to do either SRTA-W or SRTA-W&R as a prerequisite to their Instructor Training course.

For students who have already completed the Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician - Advanced - Water (SRTA W) and Rope Rescue Operator (RRO), it is possible to complete the SRTA-R elements on their own, to upgrade to an SRTA-W&R qualification.


Contact hours

30 hours (5 days)




Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe SRTA-W&R standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.

Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe SRTA-W&R learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)


Qualification valid for:

3 years


Taught by:


Student manual PDF download:

SRTA W&R manual - English (en) 

SRTA W&R manual - French (fr) 

SRTA W&R manual - German (de)

SRTA W&R manual - Italian (it)

SRTA W&R manual - Dutch (nl)


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